India’s talks offer on power plants rejected

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LAHORE – Pakistan on Monday rejected an Indian offer to hold talks on the controversial hydro power projects, calling it a trap by New Delhi to buy time for completing the projects. The offer, made through a letter, comes just a day after New Delhi sabotaged the broader peace talks between the two countries.

“We will not walk into the trap,” said an authoritative official who is aware of the communication.
“We will go for the third party arbitration as provided in the agreement between the two countries,” he told The Nation on Sunday.

India is building Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (with 330MW power production capacity) and Ratle Hydroelectric Plant (850MW) in Occupied Kashmir on the rivers flowing into Pakistan.

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